Oct. 16, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - Individual tickets for the 2014 Hockey City Classic will go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. CT on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Tickets for the outdoor college hockey doubleheader at TCF Bank Stadium start at $15, are valid for both games and may be purchased at www.mygophersports.com/online/HockeyCityClassic or by calling 612-624-8080. Requests for group tickets of 20 or more are currently being accepted at www.hockeycityclassic.com/tickets.
The Hockey City Classic will kick off with the Gopher women's hockey program taking on Minnesota State at 4:30 p.m. CT followed by the Gopher men's hockey program hosting Ohio State at 8 p.m. The outdoor college hockey doubleheader will be part of a Winter Festival, which will consist of a variety of events, including youth, high school and adult hockey events, private ice rentals, a public skate and much more.
"The Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium will be a special event for the entire state of Minnesota," University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Norwood Teague said. "Outdoor hockey is a prominent fixture of Minnesota culture and we look forward to creating an unbelievable experience for everyone involved."
The Hockey City Classic is being organized by Chicago-based sports and entertainment marketing agency Intersport in partnership with the University of Minnesota. Last year, more than 52,000 fans filled Soldier Field in Chicago for the inaugural Hockey City Classic, which featured four Top 20 programs: Notre Dame vs. Miami University and Minnesota vs. Wisconsin. A rousing success, the Hockey City Classic Winter Festival entertained more than 100,000 people at 80 events during the 18-day event and brought outdoor hockey to Solider Field for the first time in the venue's legendary history.
"Intersport is thrilled to be partnering with the University of Minnesota to bring outdoor college hockey to the Twin Cities and the great state of Minnesota for the first time in the modern era," Drew Russell, Vice President of Sports Properties at Intersport, said. "With plenty of affordable ticket pricing options available, we expect a sold out crowd at TCF Bank Stadium for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
For more information about the Hockey City Classic, register for updates at: www.hockeycityclassic.com, find us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/HockeyCityClassic) or follow us on Twitter (@HkyCityClassic).
Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports and entertainment based marketing platforms. Intersport owns and operates six annual live television events: All-Star Football Challenge, College Home Run Derby, College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, Hockey City Classic and the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game. To learn more about Intersport, log on to www.intersportnet.com, like us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/IntersportBuzz) or follow us on Twitter (@IntersportBuzz).
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